Experimental Hop 2014-1 | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by PaulyB83 on 03-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
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Ratings:
8
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
19.62%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 8
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4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a nonic glass at the brewery

A- Looks like a dark roast coffee, black with some light coming through with a off-white, slight mocha head.

S- I'm getting a distinct blueberry aroma here, which really surprised me as I've never gotten this much of a blueberry aroma from a beer before. Some light roast notes and a bit of tropical notes as well. This is one of the best smelling black IPAs I've encountered.

T- Nice bright bitterness and tropical notes from the aroma. A light roast character which is how I like my black IPAs

M- Medium, good carbonation and doesn't finish too dry.

O- This is a great black IPA that doesn't have too much dark roast flavor and a big bright bitterness with some tropical notes in the mix. This joins Founders Inspired Artist as my favorite examples of the style.

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Experimental Hop 2014-1 from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.18 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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